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    What are the risk factors for developing glaucoma?

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  • Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about … View Profile

    The risk factors for glaucoma are: elevated eye pressures, family history, ethnicity, short-sightedness, conditions that cause poor blood flow to the optic nerve.

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    I have thirty years in private practice as an optometrist at the same location in Leichhardt and have done four postgraduate courses pertaining to Diseases … View Profile

    Risk factors for developing glaucoma include high pressure inside the eyes, family history, age,  abnormal blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, myopia (“shortsightedness”), thin cornea, smoking, migraine, Raynaud's disease (inflammation of the extremities when exposed to cold), sleep apnoea (especially in combination with obesity).  

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